Obituaries

James Darrell Whitt age 72 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born March 13, 1942 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Dorsie and Lona Lykins Whitt. Survivors include his wife, Fannie Estep Whitt, two daughters; Deborah Skeldon of Columbus, Ohio, and Cynthia Mucha of Chicago, Illinois, one brother, Ray Whitt of Ohio, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Born: Friday, 3/13/1942
Deceased: Sunday, 8/17/2014

Betty Smith, age 84, a resident of Mudlick Road in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky.
Mrs. Smith was born January 28, 1930 in Leesburg, Ohio the daughter of the late Orville and Ocie Adkins Ratliff. Also, preceding her in death is her husband, William L. Smith; sisters, Norma Jean Craft, Joanne Wamser.
Mrs. Smith was a registered medical technologist until her retirement.

Born: Tuesday, 1/28/1930
Deceased: Thursday, 8/14/2014

Richard Dean McDaniel, age 51, a resident of Wilder, Kentucky; passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Sunday, 10/14/1962
Deceased: Thursday, 8/14/2014

Bert Blair Minix, age 87, a resident of Alger, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Mr. Minix was born January 29, 1927 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Kelly and June Push Minix.  Also, preceding him in death is one sister, Beatrice Rowe; and brothers, Homer, James, and Billy Joe Minix. Ford Motor Company in Lima, Ohio employed Mr. Minix until his retirement.  He served his country in the US Army during World War II and he was honorably discharged.

Born: Saturday, 1/29/1927
Deceased: Wednesday, 8/13/2014

Elizabeth Minix Bailey age 94 of Royalton Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Salyersville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born April 1, 1920 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Sam and Lily Howard Minix. Survivors include three sons; James Dale Bailey of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Howard C.

Born: Thursday, 4/01/1920
Deceased: Tuesday, 8/12/2014

Reva Mounts age 90 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born November 9, 1923 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Alonzo and Georgia Hampton Workman. She is survived by one brother Ervin Workman of Salyersville, Kentucky, and several nieces and nephews.

Born: Friday, 11/09/1923
Deceased: Tuesday, 8/12/2014

Mattie Montgomery Fields age 78 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 at her home. She was born July 1, 1936 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Leck and Ethel Back Montgomery. Survivors include one son Alvie Eugene Vore of Corydon, Indiana, three daughters; Stella Kauffmann and Tammy Pope both of Webster, Kentucky and Cammie Mitchell of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, three sisters; Lucy Arnett and Louise Patrick both of Salyersville, Kentucky, and Peggy Gullett of Louisville, Kentucky, twenty-two grandchildren and thirty-four great grandchildren.

Born: Wednesday, 7/01/1936
Deceased: Saturday, 8/09/2014

Tex Helton age 58 of Keeton Farm Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 at his home. He was born October 15, 1955 in Magoffin County Kentucky to the late Rex and Virginia Lemaster Helton Prater. He is the husband of Donna Howard Helton who survives. Also surviving are two daughters; Olivia Maynard and Valerie Gomez both of Lexington, Kentucky, one sister Bessie Mae Risner of Salyersville, Kentucky and two grandchildren; Aiden Alexander Castaneda and Ethan Grey Castaneda.

Born: Saturday, 10/15/1955
Deceased: Saturday, 8/09/2014

Denzil Ray Watkins of Coldwater, MI. Born November 1, 1952, died August 1, 2014. Survived by: daughter Crystal Watkins, Pleasant Lake, MI; sons Danny Watkins, Pleasant Lake, MI; and Jonathan Watkins, Coldwater, MI. Brothers: Ernest Watkins, Ezel, KY; James Watkins, Prestonsburg, KY; Charles Watkins, Comfort, TX; Rodney Watkins, West Liberty, KY; and Chester Watkins, Coldwater, MI. Sisters: Della Warbington, Nevada; Joann McCarley, Pipes Creek, TX; Phyllis Hackworth, Salyersville, KY; Sandra Hackworth, Prestonsburg, KY; and Norma Green, Leslie, MI. 

Born: Saturday, 11/01/1952
Deceased: Friday, 8/01/2014

Willard Howard, of Stockbridge, 
Michigan, age 71, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at his home.

Born: Friday, 10/02/1942
Deceased: Tuesday, 7/29/2014

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